Milestone

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Milestone

As at his earlier company, Riverside Records, producer Orrin Keepnews had little trouble attracting top- flight jazz artists to his new MILESTONE label. Within a few years of its 1966 founding, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Gary Bartz and McCoy Tyner all joined the Milestone family. Keepnews and Milestone moved from New York to Berkeley in 1972 to become a part of Fantasy, Inc., where he soon launched the successful solo recording career of Brazilian vocalist Flora Purim and worked with a wide array of artists in his capacity as Director of Jazz A&R.

Although Keepnews departed the company in the early eighties, Milestone's legacy lives on with a historic roster that includes Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Manny Oquendo & Libre, Joe Locke, Jimmy McGriff, Hank Crawford and George Mraz, as well as Sonny Rollins, who recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as a Milestone recording artist.

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Year established: 1966

Power to the People
Joe Henderson

Power to the People

July 07, 2008
Butterfly Dreams
Flora Purim

Butterfly Dreams

July 31, 2007
Profiles
Jimmy Scott

Profiles

October 15, 2006
Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert
Sonny Rollins

Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert

January 27, 2006
Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert
Sonny Rollins

Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert

September 07, 2005
Soho Stories
Ian Shaw

Soho Stories

October 01, 2001

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Power to the People
Milestone

Power to the People

2008
Butterfly Dreams
Milestone

Butterfly Dreams

2007
Profiles
Milestone

Profiles

2006
Cobb's Groove
Milestone

Cobb's Groove

2003
Soho Stories
Milestone

Soho Stories

2001
Solo Sessions 1963
Milestone

Solo Sessions 1963

1989
Front Burner
Milestone

Front Burner

1988
Songs For You
Milestone

Songs For You

1978

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